Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Samuel E. Kelly Lecture

“Civic Education for Excellence, Diversity, and Inclusion: Global Perspectives”

Featuring James A. Banks, Ph.D.

Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair in Diversity Studies

Director, Center for Multicultural Education

Date: Friday, April 13, 2018
Reception: 5-6 p.m. / Kane Hall Walker Ames Room
Lecture: 6-7 p.m. / Kane Hall Room 220
Cost: FREE, but registration is required by April 6.

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This year’s lecture is held in conjunction with UW Parent & Family Weekend

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About the Lecture

James A. Banks

Dr. James A. Banks

Immigration, increasing diversity, and the rise of nationalism have complicated the structural inclusion of many racial, ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and religious groups into their nation-states. Consequently, many individuals and groups in the United States as well in nations around the world are not fully internalizing the values, norms, and practices of their nation-state, developing a strong identity with it, or acquiring political efficacy. As a result, they focus primarily on their group needs and goals rather than the overarching goals of the nation-state. This lecture will describe ways in which schools, colleges, and universities can implement reforms that will help students from diverse groups acquire the knowledge, skills, and values needed to attain structural inclusion into their nation-state and become effective and transformative citizens.

About the Lecturer

James A. Banks holds the Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair in Diversity Studies and is founding director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle. His research focuses on multicultural education and diversity and citizenship education in a global context. He is the author of Cultural Diversity and Education: Foundations, Curriculum, and Teaching; and the editor of Citizenship Education and Global Migration: Implications for Theory, Research, and Teaching, published by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in 2017. He is a past president of the National Council for the Social Studies and of AERA, an AERA Fellow, and a member of the National Academy of Education. Research by Professor Banks on how educational institutions can improve race and ethnic relations has greatly influenced schools, colleges, and universities throughout the United States and the world. He has given lectures on citizenship education and diversity in many different nations, including Australia, Canada, China, Cyprus, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, Sweden, Turkey, and New Zealand. His books have been translated into Greek, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Turkish, and Arabic. A video archive and interview of Professor Banks appears on “Inside the Academy.”

About the Series

Dr. Samuel E. Kelly

Dr. Samuel E. Kelly

Named in honor of the UW’s first vice president for the Office of Minority Affairs (1970), the annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture is dedicated to acknowledging the work of distinguished faculty by spotlighting nationally recognized research focusing on diversity and social justice. Understanding differences takes place where there are opportunities to learn and become more informed about other people’s viewpoints, historical perspectives, life experiences, cultures, customs and contributions. Educational institutions have an opportunity and responsibility through teaching and research to promote awareness of diversity and its importance within a campus community and society.